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I wonder who the person in Hollywood is that sits and monitors when celebrities “unfollow” other celebrities on twitter.  That person had a busy weekend as some high-profile celebs “unfollowed” their exes this past weekend.

Shortly after it was announced that Katy Perry and Russell Brand had filed for divorce, Katy unfollowed Russell on Twitter.  However it took a few months for Russell to click the “unfollow” button on his beautiful ex.  Brand has 4.6 million followers on twitter, and after deleting his soon to be ex, he now only follows 77 people.  The divorce will be final in July.

Chris Brown and Rihanna have had a roller-coaster relationship, and after Chris released a freestyle rap last week that many assumed was taking a shot at Rihanna, it didn’t take long for her to make Brown disappear from her timeline.  According to E! News:

 

Soon after, Brown himself stopped following Rihanna, as well as tweeting out the following regarding the rumors: “Assumptions! I didn’t say any names so if u took offense to it then it’s something you feel guilty about.”

By the way, be sure to follow me on twitter!  @DJKyleWest

In a slight surprise, the new release “Act Of Valor” topped the box office this weekend.  The movie starred real U.S. active duty Navy Seals designed to showcase the superior skill and bravery of the U.S. Navy.  Sounds like it is an incredible movie, and reviews have been excellent.

The bad surprise of the weekend was the incredibly poor performance of the new movie “Wanderlust”. Starring Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston, many thought the comedy would be in the top 5, but finished a disappointing 8th place in it’s first weekend of release, earning less than seven million.

Act of Valor

 

BOX OFFICE TOTALS FEB 24-26th, 2012

1. “Act of Valor,” $24.7 million.

2. “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds,” $16 million.

3. “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” $13.5 million.

4. “Safe House,” $11.4 million.

5. “The Vow,” $10 million.

6. “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,” $8.8 million.

7. “This Means War,” $8.5 million.

8. “Wanderlust,” $6.6 million.

9. “Gone,” $5 million.

10. “The Secret World of Arrietty,” $4.5 million

In case you missed it, here are the big winners from The Academy Awards last night.  Also, can someone tell me something about “The Artist” because I am pretty sure I’ve never heard of it.  Yeah, I’m that guy.

 

Best Picture:  “The Artist”

 

Best Animated Feature Film:  “Rango”

 

Best Director:  Michel Hazanavicius“The Artist”

 

Best Actor:  Jean Dujardin“The Artist”

 

Best Actress:  Meryl Streep“The Iron Lady”

 

Best Supporting Actor:  Christopher Plummer“Beginners”

 

Best Supporting Actress:  Octavia Spencer“The Help”

 

Best Documentary Feature:  “Undefeated”

 

Best Documentary (Short Subject):  “Saving Face”

 

Best Adapted Screenplay:  “The Descendants”

 

Best Original Screenplay:  “Midnight in Paris”

 

Best Foreign Film:  “A Separation”  (Iran)

 

Best Film Editing:  “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

 

Best Costume:  “The Artist”

 

Best Makeup:  “The Iron Lady”

 

Best Visual Effects:  “Hugo”

 

Best Cinematography:  “Hugo”

 

Best Original Song:  “Man or Muppet” . . . from “The Muppets”

 

Sad news this Saturday night, as Whitney Houston’s publicist has confirmed the death of music icon Whitney Houston.  According to CNN, Whitney was found in her hotel room by Ray-J, the man rumored to have been dating Whitney.  At this time, no foul play is suspected.

While Whitney had most of her success in the late 80’s and early 90’s, she was still thought as one of the all time greatest singers.  Thoughts go out to Whitney’s family during this tough time.

 

UPDATE:  Jules will have a special tribute to remember Whitney and her great music Monday at 12 noon on 102.7 WBOW.

 

Here are the sad details from PopCrunch.com:

Whitney Houston died this afternoon at the Beverly Hilton hotel. She was 48. Her cause of death has not yet been released and is being investigated.

Houston had one child, daughter Bobbi Kristina. She was married to Bobby Brown from 1992 to 2007 and the pair had an often stormy relationship.

During her record-breaking career, Houston won two Emmy Awards, six Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards. Her album “Whitney” was the first female album to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard Charts. She sold 200 million albums world wide. According to Guinness World Records she was the most awarded female act of all time.

Hope you had a great weekend!  Some of you are getting an extended weekend as today is Martin Luther King Day.  If you are able today, take some time and reflect on some of the positive things he did in his life to make this country better.  Some really neat retrospectives all over the web today.

I sure had a great weekend!  after some much needed rest & relaxation on Friday night, we went out Saturday night with several friends to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday.  Nothing like Pizza, bowling, and lots of fun with friends!

Sunday I got up early as usual for Sunday morning basketball. followed by my show on WBOW.  After a power nap and some football watching, I headed down to the Hulman Center for the big white-out game against Wichita State.   I’m proud of the atmosphere at the Hulman Center, and proud of the team for their effort, but Wichita State found a way to pull out the win.

GoSycamores.com – Wichita State Surges Late To Take Win – (Photo from GoSycamores.com)

PS- Is it me or were the refs terrible.  So many missed calls.

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Did you see a new movie over the weekend?  Mark Wahlberg grabbed the #1 spot:

Weekend Box Office Results:

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. “Contraband,” $24 million ($1.5 million international).

2. “Beauty and the Beast,” $18.5 million.

3. “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” $11.5 million ($16.8 million international).

4. “Joyful Noise,” $11.3 million.

5. “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” $8.4 million ($27.4 million international).

6. “The Devil Inside,” $7.9 million.

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One of the big headlines this weekend was the cruise ship disaster in Italy.  Just a terrible tragedy, and now the captain of the ship has been arrested.  Here is the latest.

 

That’s it for now…. Have a great Monday!

Kyle

Congrats to Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z on the birth of their new baby girl!  Not sure I can say congrats on the name though, Blue Ivy??  Yikes.

 

MTV News has the scoop:

The year’s most anticipated new arrival is finally here: Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z (nee Shawn Carter) welcomed Blue Ivy Carter, a healthy baby girl, into the world on Saturday (January 7) in New York at Lenox Hill Hospital, according to E! News.

Rumors have been swirling about the sex of the new bundle of joy since Beyoncé’s close friend and former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland let it slip that “it” might be a “she.”

“I have no idea what I’m going to buy Beyoncé at the baby shower because Jay is going to buy that little girl every single thing possible,” she told told U.K. news agency Bang Showbiz. “She won’t be spoiled, but she will be very well looked-after.”

Fans are just as excited for Jay and B’s bundle of joy. MTV News spoke to some of them recently, and many said that they expect the newborn to jump right to the top of the celebrity baby power list.

“A power baby, obviously,” one fan said of the youngster’s assumed superstar status, while another added, “It’s gonna be a pretty cool baby, that’s for sure. Probably gonna run New York City by the time he’s 13 or 14.”

 

Again, congrats to the new parents!

 

It’s no secret that I have long been a fan of the work and talent of one Jessica Biel, and even though I think a radio DJ in Terre Haute would be a better match for her than a big time pop and movie star, it sounds like she is happy with Justin Timberlake.  Can this be a celebrity marriage that actually works out??

 

 

From US Weekly:

After a series of breakups and makeups, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have finally decided to get married!

Several insiders tell the new issue of Us Weekly (on stands Friday) that the couple of four and a half years became engaged in late December.

Timberlake, a six-time Grammy winner, popped the question to Biel, 29, in the mountains of Jackson, Wyoming. “Justin knows how much she loves snowboarding and the mountains, so it was the perfect place,” one insider explains.

After a brief three-month split in 2011, Biel made it clear that she wanted to spend her life with Timberlake, 30. “When they reunited, they had a conversation about taking the next step.”

Another Timberlake insider adds that he’s “never been happier” with the New Year’s Eve actress. “He knew it was the right time to propose.”